Assistant City Attorney

Exempt | Location: Civic Center

contact information

Xochilt Chavira
2139787142
xochilt.chavira@lacity.org

job description

MICHAEL N. FEUER, LOS ANGELES CITY ATTORNEY

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY
DEPUTY CHIEF – OUTREACH AND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

CRIMINAL AND SPECIAL LITIGATION BRANCH

ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY

SALARY RANGE: $177,751 - $259,893

POSITION: Deputy Chief, Outreach and Restorative Justice in the Criminal and Special Litigation Branch of the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
SECTION: Outreach and Restorative Justice (ORJ) includes an array of restorative justice and diversionary programs seeking to address the root causes of criminal behavior and achieve incarceration and recidivism reduction. It offers a compelling alternative to conviction-oriented systems for appropriate offenders and is aligned with national, state and local efforts to promote new “smart justice” prevention, intervention and diversion approaches. The position is part of the Criminal and Special Litigation Branch and will report directly to the Chief and Assistant Chiefs of the Criminal and Special Litigation Branch.
ORJ is housed at City Hall, 200 N. Spring Street, 23rd Floor.
DUTIES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES: The ORJ Deputy Chief will be expected to offer visionary leadership in the Office’s development and management of innovative and effective restorative justice programs. To this end, the Deputy Chief, working with directors and staff, will be expected to
? Develop and articulate a cohesive vision for restorative justice programs in the Office of the City Attorney with a focus on offering compelling alternatives to the traditional criminal justice system, while facilitating strategies to reduce recidivism and ameliorate the root causes of criminal behavior.
? Ensure the sustainability and effectiveness of the restorative justice programs, ensuring they met their stated goals and funding requirements and exploring
added funding opportunities to support ORJ operations and innovative programming.
? Ensure that performance metrics are established for each ORJ program and that regular, substantive review of each program’s efficacy is conducted and reviewed for consideration of program changes.
? Ensure integration of ORJ programs with other parts of the City Attorney’s Office and Criminal Branch, including the Neighborhood Prosecutor Program and Branch Operations, and foster collaboration throughout the Office to maximize the programs’ effectiveness.
? Provide support to ORJ Program Managers to ensure program success and productivity.
? Oversee and coordinate the overall operations of ORJ, including making staffing assignments and assigning special projects.
? Ensure that appropriate oversight, training and mentoring is occurring throughout ORJ, including providing feedback and assisting staff in carrying out their assignments.
? Provide oversight in personnel matters for both attorneys and support staff, including disciplinary matters, evaluations and performance reviews.
? Collaborate with judicial personnel, law enforcement partners, and community leaders to promote the ORJ programs and ensure seamless implementation.
? Develop and coordinate effective neighborhood outreach and community mobilization plans, including programmatic materials to provide information and recruit residents for community justice strategies.
? Respond to inquiries from judges, commissioners, court personnel, attorneys, other agencies or departments, law enforcement agencies and members of the public.
? Represent ORJ and the Office at meetings with criminal justice personnel and members of the public. Networking with restorative justice leaders nationwide to develop new ideas and share program successes.
? Prepare reports, surveys and budgetary recommendations, including collaborating with other units in the Office to capture data for program evaluation, expansion and funding opportunities.
? Advise Criminal and Special Litigation Branch Management of all significant activities and issues.
? Outreach to criminal justice stakeholders, non-profits, state and local leaders, and academic and research institutions on opportunities for partnerships and program support, as well as consultation on City Attorney policies, guidelines, filing requirements, legislative changes, and other matters of interest concerning restorative justice.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required Qualifications:
? Licensed to practice law in all courts in the State of California.
? Broad knowledge of criminal law and procedure.
? Demonstrated commitment to ensure restorative justice in the prosecution of criminal cases.
? Ability to identify and collaborate with local service providers to support diversion from the justice system.
? Experience with innovative solutions in alternatives to incarceration and traditional prosecution models.
? Thorough understanding of current legal trends and issues effecting substantive criminal law and procedure.
? Familiarity with the Sequential Intercept Model and the ability to implement programming aligned with the model’s intercept points.
? Prior supervisory or management experience.
? Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
? Ability to represent ORJ and the Office in meetings with judges, outside agencies and the public.
? Strong leadership qualities and a demonstrated work ethic.
? Ability to prepare reports, memoranda, budget requests and analysis of statistical data and trends.
SUMMARY OF
QUALIFICATIONS: To assist in the selection process, candidates should provide a brief written summary of their training and experience that is relevant to the position.
WRITING SAMPLE: Candidates are also required to submit a writing sample personally authored by them.
PROBATION: Appointment to these exempt positions (non-Civil-Service) will be subject to a two (2) year probationary period as required by Section 1050 of the City Charter. Successful completion of the two (2) year probationary period will result in tenure with the office.
APPLICATION
AND DEADLINE: Attorneys interested in applying should submit their cover letter specifying DEPUTY CHIEF – ORJ, resume, writing sample and summary of qualifications in ONE (1) PDF FILE via email to atty.recruit@lacity.org by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2021.

CONFLICT
OF INTEREST: This position is designated Category 3 of Schedule B of the Conflict of Interest Code.

AS A COVERED ENTITY UNDER TITLE II OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY AND, UPON REQUEST, WILL PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO ENSURE EQUAL ACCESS TO ITS PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES.TO REQUEST A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL (213) 978-7160.

In accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, candidates must meet the minimum requirement of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an exemption and report their vaccination status prior to being hired by the hiring City department. The ordinance is available at https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2021/21-0921_ord_187134_8-24-21.pdf.

How to apply

APPLICATION
AND DEADLINE: Attorneys interested in applying should submit their cover letter specifying DEPUTY CHIEF – ORJ, resume, writing sample and summary of qualifications in ONE (1) PDF FILE via email to atty.recruit@lacity.org by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2021.